Items Tagged with 'U.S. Department of Labor'


CEO applauds DOL joint-employer ruling

Labor Department guidance will distance franchisors and companies with contractors from liability.

January 24, 2020
The franchise industry is doing a happy dance this month, according to one of its CEOs. Read More

Attorney: Stay out of the penalty box

Employment lawyer updates options for compliance with new DOL overtime rule.

November 1, 2019
As the Business Journal reported last month, the U.S. Department of Labor will implement a new overtime exemption salary threshold this coming January, and a local attorney is sharing additional guidance on how to comply. Read More

New rules could revive unpaid internships

April 19, 2018
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidelines regarding unpaid internships easing standards for for-profit employers to use unpaid interns. These new guidelines may greatly benefit startups and others, particularly with summer just around the corner. Read More

Fiduciary rule closes some conflict-of-interest loopholes

DOL regulation requires investment advisers to act in clients’ best interests, not their own.

February 16, 2018
Is your financial adviser working in your best interests? He or she is now, based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of the “fiduciary rule” last June. Read More

Overtime rules raise questions

May 27, 2016
How will the U.S. Department of Labor’s new ruling on overtime labor wages impact local small businesses? That depends. Read More

Government expands overtime pay eligibility

HR has many issues to address before the Dec. 1 deadline.

May 20, 2016
Human resources departments are preparing to work overtime to help their companies comply with new rules that will make an additional 4.2 million American workers eligible for overtime pay. Read More

Proposed fiduciary rule enters into final review stretch

Regulation would address ‘best interests’ for investors and require fee and cost explanations.

March 11, 2016
A proposed regulation affecting the financial industry is one step closer to finalization amid heated opposition. Read More

Health industry cluster addresses talent shortage

August 14, 2015
West Michigan-based health care employers have come together to create a work-based, earn-and-learn apprenticeship for medical assistants. Read More

Employee or contractor? How to avoid misclassification

Economic realities test is an important determining factor.

August 7, 2015
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is on the rise, according to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Government updates sex discrimination guidelines

New rules would address variety of barriers to equal opportunity.

February 13, 2015
Federal contractors and subcontractors are on the receiving end of updates to the U.S. Department of Labor’s sex discrimination regulations, which are under the enforcement of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Read More